Dancing Nines Quilt Tutorial
I follow a blog by Bonnie Hunter called Quiltville’s Quips & Snips. Bonnie designed a quilt called Dancing Nines and shared a tutorial. There is a link to print a .pdf if you’d like. Bonnie calls herself a hopeless scrapaholic and this quilt is a fine example. It uses mostly all scraps. A fabulous way to bust out your saved treasures and use them up!
Dancing Nines Quilt
Here is the basic component and the Dancing Nines block. It is a nine-patch of 2″ blocks framed on two sides with a sashing. Four of those components make an 11″ block. I believe Bonnie did not use scraps for the frames, so the quilt has some continuity. Here is the overall layout for a 54″ x 54″ quilt:
I love the piano keys border as well as the nine-patches in each corner. Here is a close up of Bonnie’s backing, binding and how it was quilted.
I have issues with square quilts, so I know I would change the layout. I probably would not make it 4 blocks by 4 blocks. My preferred size is a baby quilt so I would most likely use the smaller components for a similar look.
If you have stash drawers like I do, this would be a fabulous use for them!
These are all extra binding strips . . . just the perfect size. Hmm, this one needs to go on the list . . . soon.